News ShortsAnnouncements and accomplishments.
New coordinator named for CCU's women's initiative
Beth Stedman has been named interim coordinator of Women's Initiatives and Community Engagement at Coastal Carolina University.
Stedman, of Murrells Inlet, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wofford College with degrees in government and English. She also earned a master's degree in mass communication from the University of South Carolina. She recently served as a regional community development agent with Clemson University's Cooperative Extension Service.
CCU names Swain Scholars for 2011-2012
A new class of Swain Scholars at Coastal Carolina University has been selected. Members of the new Swain Scholars class are Iesha Wade, an exercise and sport science major from York; Christine Po, a health promotion major from Loris; Katie Roach, a health promotion major from Milford, Conn.; and Janel Reeves, an exercise and sport science major from Rustburg, Va.
Campbell wins bronze in hammer throw
GUADALAJARA, Mexico - Coastal Carolina track and field alumnus Amber Campbell captured the Bronze Medal for the United States in the hammer throw at the Pan American Games on Oct. 24 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Campbell, a five-time All-American while wearing the Chanticleer uniform, finished with a final distance of 69.93 meters (229-5). Yipsi Moreno of Cuba won the event with a distance of 75.62 (248-1) followed by Sultana Frizell of Canada with a throw of 70.11 (230-0).
Campbell, a 2004 graduate, represented the United States in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, finishing 21st in the hammer competition, and is expected to represent the United States at the 2012 Olympics in London.
Campbell continues to serve as a volunteer assistant track and field coach at Coastal and annually hosts the Amber Campbell Hammer Throw Invitational each March in conjunction with the CCU/Shamrock Track and Field Invitational.
CCU professor named statewide chair
Coastal Carolina University's Kearns Palmetto Professor Sara L. Sanders has been named the new chair of the board of directors of The Humanities CouncilSC.
CCU receives additional high ranking in U.S. News report
Coastal Carolina University has been ranked No. 26 among Top Public Schools in the South in the Regional Universities category, according to the 2012 edition of Best Colleges U.S. News & World Report. The University was notified Oct. 6 of the additional ranking, which was not included in the original report.
CCU's Family Weekend was Nov. 4 -6
Family Weekend is a Coastal Carolina University tradition held every fall. This year's festivities included a comedian, a pre-game tailgate picnic on the James Blanton Lawn; Chanticleer football; and an on-campus golf tournament.
Family Weekend is a special time for our entire CCU family including faculty, staff, students, parents, grandparents, siblings, relatives and friends.
For more information about the many events planned for Family Weekend, including how to register, please visit www.coastal.edu/familyweekend.
New trees restore life at CCU
CCU’s Campus and Community Sustainability Initiative (CCSI) received one of 20 tree grants, which will bring 68 new trees to campus.
Palmetto Pride, a program aiding in the beautification of the state, is providing crape myrtles, dogwoods, redbuds, red maples and wax myrtles to replenish areas where trees had been cut down to make way for construction.
“Currently, the trees are being taken care of at the CCU Facilities Greenhouse," said Jennifer Sellers, who is the sustainability coordinator for CCSI. “We have plans to plant these close to the library, the Student Recreation and Convocation Center and other areas that need beautification.”
In return for the grant, CCSI will participate in the Great American Cleanup—the nation’s largest cleanup event—in April. CCSI is planning a Saturday neighborhood cleanup for the event. Plans for this cleanup have not yet been finalized, but for more information on other future CCSI events, visit www.coastal.edu/sustain.